With 350NM at just 1800 rpm it should pick up well, although by the time you get to 1800 rpm in top gear you are doing 70 mph...Only been round the block but picks up ok, sound is a bit agricultural but I had no radio on.
With 350NM at just 1800 rpm it should pick up well, although by the time you get to 1800 rpm in top gear you are doing 70 mph...
Glad you're enjoying itWell I love the heated seats!
Quality of interior is better than I expected but 1 or 2 things I don't like such as handbrake set up and steering wheel shape but seat feel is good and the positioning.
Only been round the block but picks up ok, sound is a bit agricultural but I had no radio on.
Further report to follow. Have to admit I'd have one just to be back in the fold!
Tracy, I have discovered that if you are parked on a hill and have the handbrake on you can press the brake pedal, take off the hand brake and then the hill hold works, so you don't need to time the hand brake release with biting point to stop rolling back.Does the diesel have the hill hold function? It means that the handbrake isn't too bad as you only need to use it when you're parking or about to pull away. Other than that you don't need it
It is essentially MG's own. It's actually built by a joint venture with Yunnei Diesel of China and developed from their Euro III version although just about everything is new including the block casting method. The development was mainly by SAIC @ Longbridge and FEV (diesel experts) of Germany. originsIs it a bought in engine or MG's own
The handbrake.Handbrake is designed for men! (some women haven't the strength to release it)
Only thing that annoyed me about the steering wheel is the plastic bit at the bottom, but you get use to it.
Absolutely love ours, if we didn't have so much traffic on the south coast I would have waited for the diesel, just for the extra oomph.
Its getting good reviews in the press, and I've had nothing but praise for ours wherever we go.
Heated seats are brilliant when the weather is like this, unlike the saab I had they warm up when no one is sat in them. Turn them on, go scrape the windows and then snuggle in to a 40 deg seat, lovely.
Take for as long a drive as you can, it will grow on you the more you drive it.
Nothing wrong with how the hand brake works, I have no problem with it, fully on at 4 clicks and I can get it off. Just the wife hasn't the strength because of the position of it. She can take it off from the passenger seat but not the drivers because it is too far away. If the car was lhd it would be in the right place.The handbrake.
Mine was like that at about 13k miles
Take it in and get it sorted it needs adjusted.
I could not get the handbrake to hold the car on a steepish hill. Not so bad when pointing up a hill because of the hill hold but very bad when reversing up a steep hill.
There are a couple of problems.
Because the handbrake is on a drum and is completely seperate from the foot brake disk mechanism there is no cleaning mechanism as you drive to keep the inside of the drum and the handbrake shoes clean.
It is necessary to apply the handbrake on lightly on at regular intervals in order to keep the working surfaces of the handbrake clean. I was not told how frequently this is necessary but was told that is essential to do this.
My garage also adjusted the handbrake mechanism through a hole in the brake drum.with the wheel off to take up the free play in the cable and handbrake mechanism. They have suggested that this is necessary at every service.
This had not been done at my first year service by the garage I bought the car from down south hence I found the handbrake almost totally innefective when I got home to Scotland..
The handbrake is now very good. My wife has commented on how easy it is to use. It is now on hard at just four clicks.
I would suggest that you take your car to your MG dealer and get them to sort your handbrake problem out.
Dreadnaught garage in Callander have certainly been able to sort out my handbrake problems and we now have as good a handbrake as we have ever had on any car. Even the unusual shape of the handle is quite accectable to us.
We both love the heated seats.
I thought that your handbrake problem was similar to mine as my wife had to use both hands to release it once I had applied it.Nothing wrong with how the hand brake works, I have no problem with it, fully on at 4 clicks and I can get it off. Just the wife hasn't the strength because of the position of it. She can take it off from the passenger seat but not the drivers because it is too far away. If the car was lhd it would be in the right place.
I thought he had to give it back today, can't still be out test driving itWhats the verdict then Wak?